Your start-up company has negotiated a contract to provide a database installation for a manufacturing company in Poland. That firm has agreed to pay you 100,000 CAD in three-month’s time….
How many new shares will be issued and at what price?
BAD Company’s stock price is $20, and the firm has 2 million shares outstanding. You believe you can increase the company’s value if you buy it and replace the management. Assume that BAD has a poison pill with a 20% trigger. If it is triggered, all BAD’s shareholders—other than the acquirer—will be able to buy one new share in BAD for each share they own at a 50% discount. Assume that the price remains at $20 while you are acquiring your shares. If BAD’s management decides to resist your buyout attempt, and you cross the 20% threshold of ownership,
a. How many new shares will be issued and at what price?
b. What will happen to your percentage ownership of BAD?
c. What will happen to the price of your shares of BAD?
d. Do you lose or gain from triggering the poison pill? If you lose, where does the loss go (who benefits)? If you gain, from where does the gain come (who loses)?